The topics above are offered by ICDP's Operational Support Group (OSG), a small team of scientists, engineers and technicians to assist in project planning and management. 

Data & Sample Management

Acquisition and administration of field, lab, and storage data

Drilling Information System as used by the Hawai'i Scientific Drilling Project

Data and Sample Management for Scientific Drilling Projects must be a comprehensive service in the long run. The main target is to acquire all information about the technical and scientific works performed during the operational phase in the field and in the lab. Well-documented sample material gets prepared for permanent storage. The resulting output provides basic and validated data sets;  a common reference indespensible when most of the science team members start their scientific work.

eXtended DIS

Remote acquisition and administration of field, lab, and storage data

For certain management reasons, the eXtended DIS interface (X-DIS) provides secured remote access to the operational DIS. The configuration of the eXtended DIS interface is part of the corresponding ExpeditionDIS or CurationDIS. The DIS-Administrator defines which data is shown, which forms, reports, or data views can be selected, and who is authorized to edit (insert, overwrite, delete) which subset of data.

Quality control

One advantage is that the DIS-Adminitsrator can perform certain maintenance features from remote, another advantage is that certain project members, e.g. principal investigators or chief scientists can use it for remote cross-checking and quality control.